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Ochoa-Perez, Uciel R. MD*; Hernández-Sierra, Juan F. MD, MSc†; Escalante-Padrón, Francisco J. MD, MSc†; Contreras-Vidales, Soledad BS‡; Berman-Puente, Ana M. BS‡; Hernandez-Maldonado, Fernando MD§; Noyola, Daniel E. MD*
We analyzed data from 147 patients with suspected pertussis in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Bordetella pertussis was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction in 59 (40.1%) cases. The incidence of B. pertussis infection was 2.3 per 100,000 population. There were 6 deaths among the study patients. We conclude that the impact of pertussis in our state is significantly higher than previously estimated.
© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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pertussis, Bordetella pertussis, whooping cough, acute respiratory infections, epidemiology, mortality, Mexico, Latin America
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